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Prosecutors: Halberstam driver to face charges

Prosecutors plan to file misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charges against a graduate student who was driving David Halberstam when the Pulitzer Prize-winning author was killed in a car crash.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Prosecutors plan to file misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charges against a graduate student who was driving David Halberstam when the Pulitzer Prize-winning author was killed in a car crash.

A crash investigation showed that Kevin Jones made an illegal left turn into the path of a car that had the green light. That car crashed into the passenger side of the car in which Halberstam was riding, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office.

Jones, 26, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley’s journalism school, was driving Halberstam to an interview with football legend Y.A. Tittle when the fatal accident happened in Menlo Park, south of San Francisco.